0Mozilla Minefield x64Firefox 64bit

For those people run­ning a 64bit ver­sion of Win­dows here are links to Fire­fox 64bit and vari­ous plu­gins to go with it…

  • Make sure you have MS Visu­al C++ 2010 runtime for x64 installed
  • Down­load fire­fox 64bit from Moz­illa (look towards the bot­tom for a file end­ing with “en-US.win64-x86_64.installer.exe” or sim­il­ar) and install
  • Down­load Adobe Flash play­er 10.1 x64 (look for the link to “Down­load plug-in for 64-bit Win­dows — for all oth­er browsers”) and install
  • With the newly installed browser go to the Java site to down­load Java for x64 (look for the second link under “win­dows” which should say “Win­dows 7/XP/Vista/2003/2008 (64-bit”)

To fur­ther tweak per­form­ance in Fire­fox you can enable hard­ware accel­er­a­tion…

  • If you are using Vista you should down­load the plat­form update from Microsoft
  • Request and down­load KB980922 from Microsoft
  • Go to about:config (in the address bar)
  • Right click and add a new boolean called “gfx.font_rendering.directwrite.enabled” and leave it set to true
  • Right click again and cre­ate a new integer called “mozilla.widget.render-mode” and give it the value 6
  • Restart

The latest ver­sions of AdB­lock Plus and PDF Down­load are already com­pat­ible with the latest release, hope­fully oth­er addons will fol­low soon.

You should find the new browser really flies com­pared to the old ver­sion.

Cred­it for the tweaks goes to Aaron Tiens­ivu

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